Vicksburg felons busted with counterfeit bills, heavy artillery - - Jackson, MS

Vicksburg felons busted with counterfeit bills, heavy artillery

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Vicksburg, MS (WLBT) An armload of dangerous weapons and thousands in fake bills were taken off the streets of Vicksburg this week. The two men police think are responsible, now sit in jail, and it's doubtful they'll be released anytime soon.

Friday morning 25-Year-Old Austin Chance Reid and 28-Year-Old Damon White were in court for their preliminary hearings. Both are facing 9 counts of being felons in possession of firearms.

Police went their Grange Hall Road home Wednesday, after a local convenience store complained the men were trying to pass fake $100.00 bills there. There investigators found a stash of weapons, including several knives, sawed off shotguns and a anti-tank missile launcher.

Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong says, "Anytime a store any business exchanges goods for money, they expect to get real money and in this case these individuals were running around town trying to pass off fake money which means the merchants would then suffer because they'd have to absorb the cost and in some case even the store clerks are held responsible."

Both men are being held without bond. Vicksburg police say their investigation is ongoing. The bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives are now aware of the case.

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